One of my favorite weeks of the year passed recently! Star Wars day as well as Free Comic Book Day and today is the 39th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope! It's always fun to see the world come together in celebration & Star Wars day is one of those times. People post pictures of pastries & other goodies in Star Wars shapes or themes, dress in costume, or simply wear something that quietly says, " I'm a fan". They make work polos and button up dress shirts with embroidered Star Wars images just for those business casual folks that have to go to work but still want to be a part of the fun. You can even find ties & bow ties with Star Wars themes.
Check out these Star Wars polos! http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1389/?i=front
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is the first Saturday in May every year. What is that you ask? Well, (almost) every comic shop in the country sets out free comics that publishers have shipped so that readers can get an idea of what they offer. It also helps get customers into the stores. It's a win/ win for everyone. There's often buttons and other swag that you can get as well. It's fun and you often can get into fun conversations about comics or movies with other fans. Cosplayers often make appearances as well. Get out there & support your local comics shop. Comics often open the door for literacy where other books might not.
My favorite free comic this year:
I have yet to mention Star Wars Rogue One. OMG! Mon Mothma! Mon "freakin'" Mothma! If you read my Force Awakens review, you know how much I love Mon Mothma. Ever since Force Awakens I have been researching & searching and investigating and trying to figure out if Mon Mothma died when the New Republic was destroyed. Apparently not. It seems the latest novel sheds some light on Mon Mothma's fate. It's very close to the original EU, but with a less happy ending. BOO! Still, I am ecstatic that I get some Mon Mothma in Rogue One. Not to mention the main character is named Jyn! Yeah, I freaking LOVE that. It's like all my Star Wars wishes are coming true.
I seriously cannot wait to see this film! What do you guys think? Did you participate in Star Wars Day or Free Comic Book Day? Let me know by commenting below!